Service learning is integral in the education of Villanova Engineers. As such, many students set out to help communities across the globe through opportunities such as VESL, the Villanova Engineering Service Learning program. VESL allows Villanova engineering students to adopt a role in a project developed by one of the program’s partners around the world.
This semester, 35 undergraduates, 13 graduate students and four faculty members are participating in VESL outreach programs involving field work. During fall break, teams traveled to Madagascar, Ghana, Tanzania and Panama to help train local water operators, conduct research on sustainable development, and provide technical support for community development.